The Student Success Blog will update you with useful resources, services and activities in our ESL Program and throughout the college. You will also find useful links for self study and study skills tips. Visit the blog often as information is updated weekly. Submissions, links or ideas for the blog are always welcome! Have a wonderful session at the School of ESL!

Monday, November 14, 2011

  United Way Bake Sale!  Wow!!  Together, we raised a whopping $1900 to donate to the United Way

See more photos on our Facebook Page.

Orders for our School of ESL International Cookbook.   

Order your book for only $10.
Recipe Books will be available before the holidays and make great gifts.
All Proceeds will go to the United Way.
Order one or more by emailing:
or Dorothy:

Ongoing Supports:
  • Tutoring is available in the ESL Library, D313 every Tues and Thurs at 12pm  for English practice. 
  • Visit the Tutoring Learning Centre, C503, for English language support. 
  • Visit our Peer Leaders in D304A for support- or visit our workshops and study groups listed below
Kurt's Volunteer Activities of the week:
 1.  United Way is looking for Volunteers for a conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Thursday, December 8th and Friday, Dec 9th.   (4 hour shifts)
2. STOP Community Food Centre is looking for volunteers for a commitment of 1 shift per week (approx. 4 hours/week).  This is an ongoing, long-term commitment for 4-6 months.
3.  Student Association Holiday Food Drive is looking for volunteers from Nov 14th to Dec 2nd. 
For more details on any of the above opportunities or to sign up, drop by to visit Kurt in D304 on Mon or Tuesday or email him: 
Ongoing Weekly Workshops:

1.  Summary Paraphrase Study Group  
When:  Mondays  Where: D301   Time: 3:00-4:30 pm
2.  Listen Up 
When:  Tuesdays  Where:  Schedule B, D320  Time: 11-12pm    Schedule A, D332  Time: 12-1pm
3Writing Strategies
When:  Thursdays   Where:  D320   Time:   Schedule B,12-1:30pm  Schedule A, 3-4:30pm

4.  Q & A with our Advisors this Wednesday, November 16th.  
This week our Speak Up will be hosted by our Entry Advisors, Tracy and Joseph.  Sign up with your Class Rep and come out to get answers to all of your questions, including how to get into programs, when to apply, what programs are available and information on international documents.
Due to overwhelming interest, this session will be offered on 2 days.  You must register in advance--check your email or speak to your tecacher for details.
Levels 6-9 Info Session, Wednesday, November 16th, 3:15pm, Room E224
Levels 4 & 5 Info Session, Monday, November 21st, 3:15, location TBA

5.  Movie Club
Friday, November 18th, D309, 3pm
We are watching UP this week!!
Lots of fun and great vocabulary!

congratulations to our 10 Toronto Marlies Winners
         1.  Xiu Ting Zhao, Level 500
         2.  Zoey, Level 400
         3.  Carlos Vera, Level 800
         4.  Wanyi Huang, Level 700
         5.  Jin Suk Jang, Level 800
         6.  Bahareh Dezfoolian, Level 600
         7.  Anna Poluektova, Level 600
         8.  Heran Ghirmay, Level 800
         9.  Mahsa Aminaei, Level 600
        10. Ludmila Yomananov, Level 600

  • Collect your pair of tickets beginning tomorrow, Tuesday November 15th from the ESL Office, D313.
Get involved to make this our best Caravan event yet!!

GBC Movember Charity Pub Night:  
Support a great cause and meet new people.  Join the Movember Pub Night, hosted by the Student Association, this Thursday November 17th from 5-9pm.  $3 cover.  St. James Campus, Student Association Lounge!

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